A Christmas Carol

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Price
$9.95
Publisher
BHC Press/Signature
Publish Date
Pages
116
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.28 inches | 0.34 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781946848345
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About the Author

Lisa began weaving intricate stories inside her imagination from a young age, but these days her words find themselves bursting forth as flash fiction, short stories and novels. As a sensory writer, Lisa delves into sensitive subject matters that will lift your spirit and steal your heart. She was born and raised in vibrant Brighton, England, and living by the ocean heavily influenced her lyrical and emotional writing. She works with the senses, description and colour, and her readers will easily visualise the narrative. A wife and mother, Lisa draws inspiration from family life, faith, memory and imagination. Since having her first of three children, Lisa has lived in Carmarthen, West Wales, another town rich in legend and lore. Lisa loves family time, walking the family's excitable German Shepherd, beaches, photography, art and last, but not least, writing. She says, There's nothing better than losing yourself inside your imagination! Lisa is also highly creative and owns an Etsy shop, Amaranth Alchemy, where she breathes new life into old pages and create bookpage gifts and art from old, worn, torn and abandoned books.
The story of 'A Tale of Two Cities' is set in the late 18th Century in London and Paris, before and during the French Revolution. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. It was published in weekly installments from April 1859 to November 1859 in Dickens's new literary periodical titled 'All the Year Round'. This novel is regarded as one of Dickens's most popular and most innovative works.After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There, two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.The book is perhaps best known for its opening lines, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and for Carton's last speech, in which he says of his replacing Darnay in a prison cell, It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.About the AuthorCharles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.